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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 111135)

PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A vibrant, rich ruby color segways into aromas of freshly picked strawberries, followed by hints of ripe blackberries and blueberries. Wel-integrated aromatic notes of shortbread, vanilla, clove, white pepper and fresh herbs, particularly anise, provide layers of complexity and intrigue. Supple and silky tannins lead to a lingering juicy berry finish.
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About Stags' Leap Winery:

A fashionable country resort in the mid-twentieth century, popular with Hollywood due to its 1892 stone Manor House and historic gardens, legends of bootleggers and gangsters, ghosts and gypsies, Stags' Leap has been home to three major family groups up through the modern revitalization of the winery that began in the 1970s.

Stags Leap Manor, as it was called in the 1920s, was known as one of the prominent country retreats in the Napa Valley at a time when resort and spa business was big. In addition to lodging and dining, amenities included lawn tennis, swimming, horseback riding, children's activities, golf, music, cards, a library, and Napa Valley wines and liquors (prior to and after Prohibition).

An intimate valley within the greater Napa Valley, Stags Leap is a place of natural beauty, storied buildings and gardens, a lively history, and a reputation for elegant wines showing finesse and intensity.